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government forces in libya claim colonel gadhafi is former stronghold is now in their hands after weeks of shelling leave dozens dead and many more displaced. by the u.s. is said to be hit by a new wave of potentially painful revelations being holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london have installed which he leaks founder julian assange from working now wiki leaks is releasing more than one hundred files relating to the treatment of prisoners in the u.s. military detention complex details coming up in just a moment. and while the battle for the white house is in full swing in america this
time in our special election coverage we'll look at the pentagon's fears of a cyber pearl harbor. thanks for joining us here on our to today. show with global news live from moscow libya's government forces claim they have taken control of the opposition stronghold of bani walid but they do say pockets of resistance still remain it's after weeks along deadly assault reports of dozens of residents in the besieged city being killed by pro-government shelling the latest details now to our paula. we continue to receive these conflicting reports from our sources on the ground we're hearing about the army is actually withdrawing from the city or though we are hearing of wide scale killings from the government sources they say that the system
has fallen when we continue to receive verified video footage as well as reports of wide scale killings of indiscriminate shelling and also the use of poisonous gas some of the photos and video we've been receiving show dismembered bodies children who've been killed and some of that footage is coming from bani walid television that has been broadcasting these visuals almost nonstop there is still a question mark over whether or not chemical weaponry has been used doctors at the scene do report that many of the patients they were treating are suffering from toxic gas inhalation and certainly hearing the same kind of thing from eyewitnesses but again we are receiving unconfident reports that many of the shells are being fired with gas inside them as if we cannot independently verify this so far has been going on now for the better part of three weeks and in that time all communication in and outside the city has been hampered it took us several days to make contact with people inside the besieged city and they told us that these army
forces were manning all the entrances and exits to and from bani walid this despite the fact that thousands of people have fled to neighboring sites and refugee camps we have managed to make contact with a man in the us he's asked us to hide his identity because he is afraid for his family who are still inside. he tells us that the army is pushing back you also says quite alarmingly that he hasn't heard from his family for several days and he's incredibly fearful as to their fate the militias after. the fighting. from the from the from the city the. people control. the militias. they were taken. it doesn't have an ego. just a council member people. on the first. i think about.
from the militias. to be. six hearn that it from the militias. on the street of the middle of the city i'm barely touched me ever since the violence started some three weeks ago residents of bani walid has been appealing to the international community for assistance moscow took up the score by drafting a statement that it put forward to the united nations security council earlier this week but that was blocked by the united states prompting a response from moscow saying that if found as odd and strange in that context i understand why such a statement had not been approved it's also cause many an international community to accuse both washington and others of double standards you need to remember it wasn't so long ago that russia and china were blamed for voting against resolutions in libya and now the question is being asked why when moscow puts forward for
calling for assistance in bani walid is this being stopped by washington well we haven't managed to make contact with at least one eyewitness in the city she says militias are carrying out mass killings of civilians continue to call for help from the international community. these are not governmental forces they're militias an armed gangsters surrounding bani walid without any legitimacy the media is prohibited from reporting on what's happening in the city the situation is horrible crimes are committed communications were deliberately cut in order for these gangsters to prevent any person from communicating what's really happening there bulldozing houses they're setting houses on fire stealing everything they find moreover they commit. massacres killing as many people as they could people here in bani walid want to return to their homes they see their cities totally destroyed nevertheless they want to go back and live in the wreckage they refused to be driven out of the city secondly they request all humanitarian organizations
including the u.n. to come to bani walid and see the destruction for themselves and see the devastation we need immediate aid we need him and terry in assistance urgently. spoke to a member of libya's ruling general national congress he asked how the government justifies the ongoing deaths of civilians. you would have to take the picture we are taking of the family everything family. been out of. house everyone we've spoken to. we've spoken to at least two families there saying that is not the case there is an intense amount of pressure they're still. well you see when the government force
a. place where there. of course it won't be easy it's like a thirty second operation there will be some small mistakes but the whole picture of the whole thing is being. benefic the there we are taking care of all the family all the. really all the women. before them food everything we're not getting that picture can i ask you that there's been reports of chemical weapons being used in five artie's obtained a fax from doctors purportedly in the city which says victims are suffering from toxic gas poisoning if you got any comment on that these. are lies these are lies i trust the guys who are over there trust. forces there are muslim there are human values are very you.
have lots of trust and confidence there will never have been these things being used during the days of the dictator of the moment of he did lots of things like this but for our forces all of them they have forward against these things they have values. they will never break the rules and they will never break their values. he watching r.t. and a fresh wave of embarrassment could be about to hit america as wiki leaks begins releasing over one hundred classified files. this time detailing america's detention procedures including those in infamous prisons such as guantanamo bay and abu ghraib this report now it wants to store smith. being holed up in the ecuadorian embassy in london doesn't seem to have stopped from working he's been there for more than four months now in fact quite the opposite in fact whenever i speak to him or to any of his supporters i say what's he doing in there they all say always
working all the time and this is the result of his work starting today thursday and over the next month likely it's going to release over one hundred classified all restricted files all the rules and procedures that govern the treatment of detainees in u.s. custody over the last ten years these include operating manuals and of course interrogation procedures for camps in iraq and cuba abu ghraib and of course kuantan i'm obey among the first documents to be released is the foundation documents program tons of it which was written in two thousand and two and put into force then and we can say that this document is the one that went on to shape the treatment of prisoners in u.s. military camps through the years on into the grave but of the military detention facilities and the documents talk of all aspects of. access to legal visits medical treatment access to that as well what possessions the prisoners are allowed
to have and also of course they all talk about how prisoners. are interrogated violence is prohibited in the documents that have been released in writing bartz the they encourage this kind of exploitation of the fears of prisoners love of their homeland love of comrades love of family and and of course intimidation also says that it's all screw meeting with britain to discuss his failing health the ecuadorian embassy say that he's losing weight and that he's also suffering problems with his vision he can't go outside so he gets no fresh. limited daylight particularly now that the winter is coming or you can see it's quite dark outside so those things. will be taking a toll on his health. embassy's had previously also says that if he knew to be hospitalized for example he wouldn't be arrested but the deputy foreign minister of top dog told r.t. that the u.k. is unwilling to discuss not only safe passage to ecuador which would essentially
owner the terms of the asylum that ecuador has offered him but also even the principle of what they do in a situation in which there was however the british foreign office says that it hasn't had any notification that sars is suffering and sick and that if it does they will consider that so we have to see how the situation progresses correspond with reporting cyber crimes mines in the pentagon the head of next month's presidential election as obama romney clash over foreign policy the defense department's word an attack on the scale of one could be repeated. much more coming up short on. the legacy no one should be proud. of scrap metal pristine arctic landscape buildings still foundation. black smoke over the snow covered peaks the
traces of the soviet industrial activity on the bergen archipelago don't make a pretty picture the guiding principle here is the worst the banner that can do nine hundred eighty there was a burgeoning mining community union it was determined to maintain at all costs to a degree located halfway between north america and western europe the burden archipelago is part of norway but the special status that allows other countries to set up industrial bases here in the middle of the cold war it served as the use of western most outposts now it's one of the soviet union's last preserved relics. it is essentially a picture of what would have been. into the soviet union if it was cut off from any financial support for two decades it's a curious site for western tourists and i think it could be even more appealing for russian travellers the local administration is increasingly under pressure to bring
the infrastructure up to more than standards if these modernization efforts are not very popular with tourists if you come into a very authentic place like barnes it should stay the way it is that would be my wish i mean that's the part of the a little you know authentic tradition here. i should not i would not like to have it in the shiny condition to be honest this time to change even for the better is not always good for business it's something that even the local band has become attuned to when they try to add morning russian songs to die repertoire the audience called all they wanted to hear it was a song comfortably familiar. it
is a pleasure to have you with us here on r.t. today but a new t.v. station is going on air in london this thursday night and i mean to give a platform to the voices of those in opposition to the current leadership of iran now this comes just over a week after nineteen state run iranian t.v. and radio stations were banned in the e.u. investigative journalist tony gosling says viewers are being stripped of the chance to hear both sides of the story. the opposition has got absolutely every right to freedom of expression just as those satellite channels should be allowed to speak the ultimate thing here is it should be for the viewers to decide not for the people that own those satellites we need that freedom of expression this is about the international suppression of information on the satellite systems i mean you're watching me on the satellite now and if you don't like what i'm saying you're quire liberty to go over to your television or use your emotions which we often what
happens when one of these faceless organizations big corporations eutelsat or intelsat decides they're going to close it for you that is not freedom of expression and it's actually quite sinister i think that many of these channels and now being closed down and this is also in the backdrop of this is the build up to potential war in the middle east we've got this battle going on in syria with most of the syrian opposition groups controlled by these business organizations in the west like the council on foreign relations these kinds of groups very well documented by charlie skelton in the guardian recently these are front organizations they're not really representing syrian people and these are the so-called experts that we're seeing right across western television so what we're seeing is a kind of difference of opinion going on in different parts of the world which is based on who is controlling the satellites in that area. will get to the world operate shortly here on r.t. for an hour with less than two weeks before americans choose their president obama
and romney are scrambling to secure a crucial last minute votes in the final t.v. debate they outline their foreign policy goal switch for both include pressure on iran and strengthening the u.s. military over the pentagon believes it's cyber crime that's now the biggest threat as part of our special election coverage artie's marina portnoy has details. america's military invasion interventions and targeted attacks have traditionally been deployed on the battlefield yet today a significant shift in tech. ology has created a brand new terrain for warfare the internet which most people use for communication research and entertainment is being dubbed the battlefield of the future in an era of hackers and viruses computers are something of a weapon in the emerging world of cyber war a virtual world where military strikes are invisible and everyone online remains
vulnerable earlier this month u.s. defense secretary leon panetta warned that america faces the possibility of a cyber pearl harbor if online security is ensuring things the even greater danger facing us in cyberspace goes beyond crime and it goes beyond harassment. a cyber attack. perpetrated by nation states or violent extremist groups could be destructive as the terrorist attack on nine eleven while the pentagon is looking to expand washington's ability to respond to cyber attacks. it's also developing procedures that allow frontline troops to have a new generation of cyber weapons at their fingertips from the army's cyber effects request format otherwise known as surf is a system that allows combatants to request cyber fire operations from the u.s.
cyber command some operations could include infiltrating an unclassified network inside of a ground force headquarters to disrupt their communications what the military is trying to do know is to embed computer experts when you're dealing for example with counterinsurgency people who know how to do forensic work on a laptop if you capture somebody how do his soul phone how to prevent your drone your backpack drone from being interfered with i mean nearly everything to the to the squad level and the platoon level is starting to have hacker encounter hacker issues but it's not only tactical implementation that the u.s. is looking at allegations have emerged that washington has already launched its first offensive strike in two thousand and ten the first weapon to be made entirely out of code targeted he runs a nuclear program a computer virus known as stuxnet infected tehran's enrichment facilities with the
capability to turn up the pressure inside iran's nuclear reactors or switch off the oil pipelines and tell the system operators that everything was normal the attack destroyed nearly one thousand of iran's six thousand centrifuges according to reports the virus was a joint collaboration between the us and israel ward. struct of the experts however warned that washington's growing involvement in cyber warfare could come back to haunt the u.s. it's a double edge sword would you use against your enemy is of eventually going to work its way back to you everybody's looking for deniability if you say stocks or flame or any of the other variants it's the only one they can prove who did it or how you did it you can do so you were really shocked this is happening. this soft power dimension to new u.s. policies in the digital world is reflected in its desire to win hearts and minds of
the online community last year the u.s. spent nearly twenty million dollars to help foreign citizens access online material and social media meanwhile the u.s. government is working hard to spy on internet communications not just on its own citizens but foreign nationals as well america's largest overseas eavesdropping base is in britain and the top secret facility carries out a whole range of military diplomatic and commercial surveillance the beginning of a new global battlefield where viruses replace drones and how hers may be calm some of the highest ranking officials in the u.s. military what may still sound to some like science fiction is fast becoming a virtual reality maureen up or not i r.t. new york. sudan has threatened to retaliate over an alleged deadly israeli air strike on the factory in khartoum iran has denounced the attack saying it could escalate tensions in the region tel aviv has refused to comment on reports that
four of its fighter jets carried out an air raid on a planned providing rockets to gaza political analyst dr mohamad says it's clear who's to blame. this is not the first attack again a sudanese territory of it has happened before since the war ended on gaza at the beginning of two thousand and nine there have been a number of attacks against sudanese territory and it is to say that israel is the country that is responsible for such attacks again is. my understanding also is that after the war again is gaza the previous american administration and the previous israeli government that each an understanding to fight terrorism right on its sources israel is the country that is interested in fighting against other countries who are allegedly supplying how must with weapons and supporting hamas politically. this is artsy slaughtered sacrificed and forced into reservation we
talked to a prominent native american activist russell means he passed away on monday and we spoke about centuries of persecution the ongoing fight for recognition and why it's people still feel like strangers in their own country i read the full story online . also what r.t. dot com canadian customers may soon see cigarette light warning labels on everyday food such as pizza or fizzy drinks and that's the way doctors in ontario want to fight the national abuse of the epidemic. by starting with afghanistan into the antiwar dot there we go it's where an unknown assailant dressed as a local police officer has killed two u.s. troops the gun province attack which has been classified as an act of terrorism by the local government is now being investigated by the u.s. military these so-called green on blue stripes on the rise more than fifty people have been killed in such incidents this year. that's emperor ceasefire in syria
could be announced later on thursday u.n. and arab league special envoy lakhdar brahimi earlier said that the syrian president bashar assad and several rebel groups have agreed to a truce though for the muslim holiday of. over some militant opposition fighters have said they will continue their battle meanwhile there's been a fresh wave of violence with bombings in damascus reports of at least one explosion in the city of hama. qatar has reportedly decided to buy major stakes in a number of european banks it's seen as part of a strategy to tighten relations with the european countries and increase its political support many of europe's leading companies and banks are currently suffering from a lack of liquidity caused by the financial and debt crisis qatar's already become a major investor in france the u.k. the netherlands germany among many others. oh i just
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mission. which brightened if you remove my son from the stupid question. he starts on t.v. dot com. welcome to business and the sound of people who regularly fly between london could be getting cheaper flights in the future and that's because the world's second biggest budget easyjet is about to start flights to russia on the u.k.'s aviation regulator has picked the airline virgin atlantic to fly between the two capitals noughties nicole has a lady's house. from the spring of two thousand and thirteen to flights
a day will arrive here at most of us airport from london gatwick it will be the first time that a project carrier is operating a popular international route this is known as the decision to liberalize skies between russia and the u.k. under a bilateral agreement each country can fly between the capitals when current rights holders british airways acquired b.m.i. earlier this year a spot on the u.k. so much to the irritation of richard branson's virgin airlines that was given to easy jet has promised to charge no more than two hundred dollars per seat for the first three years the russian aviation authority is thinking about opening up the skies here to foreign budget carriers but as things stand it will be a brave operator that comes here there have been two russian attempts to create no frills but both founded last year on the huge losses. ok let's check out wall street because stocks are trading in the us i guess you can say so it's all so good
now staying with us all of us follow lossing good. it's in september and that was a pretty mainly because of rebound in bookings for commercial jet so there we are let's check out european markets and they all still going north we got the footsie up over and that's all to the news came out that the u.k. economy emerged from a recession in the three months from july to september probably helped along by the olympic games the euro is extending its correction against the dollar as you can see one thirty zero one as for the ruble it looks to wrong against the boss get the equities remain in the red in the last twenty minutes or so of trade here in moscow which not long to change of fortunes really as you can see that is pretty negative ready now right so it is down around nine tenths of a percent last off to russia has revealed some of its privatized ation plaza in the
country intends to sell up to find percent operator russian railways not just six percent in the top row snapped next again i feel the country proud to get up to ninety six billion dollars from privatization of state houses by twenty six days and that is how business and this town of stay with us here because we have an interview coming for you we are going to be speaking to the secretary general of the best see. the ass to stay with us. here with me today is a french politician former presidential candidate and now the head of the popular republican union here in france process thank you very much for being with us thank you for advice you have sort of one of mr holland's complaints slogans was change is now that was the most important slogan actually of the whole campaign.